Since its inception in 1997, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor® Program has undergone numerous changes – most notably in recent years with Advanced Certification and revamping tier member levels. But, one thing has NOT changed: the program’s steadfast commitment to the success of its accounting and bookkeeping professionals through various means, including free comprehensive product training and local/nationwide exposure through the Find-a-ProAdvisor portal.
As someone relatively new to the program (since 2014!), I didn’t “get it.” In fact, I initially joined just to obtain the accountant software. At some point, I became certified, passing my tests after taking advantage of the trainings offered. Eventually, I became Advanced Certified in Desktop and Online.
With Advanced Certifications, I moved to the top of the Find-a-ProAdvisor listing in my geographic area, resulting in a steady stream of leads throughout the year. For every file check-up or basic four-hour training job I do, the fees more than pay for the program. I now consider this a worthwhile investment, as I shift my focus to providing customized training. In addition, I’m a recent member of the Intuit® Trainer/Writer network, and was recently recognized by Insightful Accountant as a Top 100 ProAdvisor. Without the ProAdvisor program, I wouldn’t be where I am today!
How do others feel about the evolution of the ProAdvisor Program? I asked several for feedback and here’s what they said: